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    1994 PA Ultra - Pass Side Door Trim

    I haven’t looked at the car yet, it’s about 45 min from me and I’m trying to manage the temptation. I will be in that neighborhood tomorrow so I might see if I can take a look. Cars around here don’t rust too badly but I would certainly check those areas out if I do. 👍 i figure the AC will cost about $1000 to repair based on the limited info I have so we’ll see. It is really cheap so I can’t really go wrong... we will see
  2. Just wondering if anyone has a part number for the passenger side door trim that is missing from this 1994 Park Ave Ultra? Thanks for the help!
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    1994 PA Ultra - Pass Side Door Trim

    Thanks for the reply Ben. This one is pretty cheap and only 110K kms (69K miles), but that trim is missing and the A/C needs some repair (likely new compressor) so I'm on the fence. I'm don't really need a car right now, but I'd love to use this as a daily driver. Overall the car is in great shape minus the trim issue and the intake and valve cover gaskets have been done recently. If it was closer to when the lease was up on my company car, it would be in my driveway by now. Might have to contact a local body shop to see if they could get the trim as I've searched online and nothing seems to come up for the upper trim pieces.
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Yes, that gas was from last November but it’s non-ethanol 94 octane. I originally thought I was out of gas, but when I filled the tank on the way home yesterday there was about 8 gallons left. The same thing happened to me last November on a much cooler day. Both times I had less than half a tank, so it could be a result of old fuel.
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Way behind in this challenge as work and family have been busy. Took my father on a cruise yesterday so just round 178 miles in the challenge so far, most of them fun. Have been battling vapor lock on this car, not sure why it’s become a problem now as it’s never been the past 15 years I’ve owned the car. Stranded me and my father yesterday, but luckily I was on a quiet road and had room to pull over to a safe location (only a short push as it stalled at a red light). After 45 min it fired up and got me home. It wasn’t a long drive and the car wasn’t being pushed and the temps were around 84 degrees, so not super warm.
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    1972 Buick Electra 225 Limited coupe (SOLD)

    Congrats Tom! Only a bit jealous 👍
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    1972 Buick Electra 225 Limited coupe (SOLD)

    I think this is a fantastic deal and if it was closer, I would definitely go for this (like I need another 19-foot long Buick!). I see a great upside on this, and in the meantime you get to enjoy a low mileage 2 dr Buick! I think this will be gone very soon...
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    Me and my beautiful 1956 Buick

    The canyon? That’s an awfully long way around and you still wouldn’t avoid some mountain passes and high roads. Beautiful drive in the summer but I’m not sure it’s better than what you have in the winter! The drive from Vancouver to Castlegar/Trail area (north of the border from Spokane) is 7 hours going the southern route in the winter depending on conditions. Probably at least 11 hours going the canyon just to Vancouver with another 2.5 to Seattle
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    Me and my beautiful 1956 Buick

    I prefer the term "Rolling Restoration"! You are going to cringe with that new paint job going over those mountain passes in the winter when those trucks shower you with the sand/gravel mix they drop on the road that time of year!
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Got down to a cars and coffee this morning with the Electra. More of a sports car event so the Electra stood out a bit from the Lamborghini’s, Ferrari’s, McLaren’s, Jaguar’s and Porsche’s. I did manage to find some friendly American iron. As I was coming back to my car, a 68 Deville convertible had parked next to me and so I had a good chat while we compared lines, both cars are almost identical in length! Only added a little over 20 miles to the total but the weather at the beach was worth it!
  11. Thanks Doug. Wow, didn't realize you were that far away, but Ontario is a big (the biggest) Province. I'm not sure how much time we'll have anyway as we'll be staying with my wife's family while in Toronto, but I like to check to see what's going on! The boys were quite excited to get into Waterloo, as you say it is the top Engineering school in Canada by most standards. They are in the Co-op program and I'm hoping they can start paying some of their own way after their first co-op term... sending both at once is a bit hard on the old pocket book! (I could fully restore both Buicks for what it's costing in first year!... I try not to think about it...). They did get into UBC here locally, but decided they wanted to get out of town. That was particularly hard given the bus that stops almost directly in front of my house goes right to UBC directly!
  12. Hey Doug, how far away is Kitchener/Waterloo from you? Both my boys (twins) are accepted in to the Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo, so we'll be travelling there at the end of August for a week or so to get them settled in their new residences. Not sure if I'll have time to visit any car shows, but it would be good to have options? We'll be in Toronto from the 25th to the 4th, with a stint in Waterloo from the 31st to the 2nd.
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    2018 Buick Race day-Lebanon Valley, NY

    very nice John... you weren't tempted to get the GS out there to see what she'll do?
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Finally was able to get to the wagon today, first drive of the year! First had to wash the dust off if it... I also asked my son for some help to change out the power lock switch on the passenger door, he jumped right on it and completed the job with very little input from me. My sons haven’t shown much interest in the cars so I’ll take what I can get. Added 32 miles running errands, so my combined total is up to 143... I need a road trip to keep up with you guys!
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    I feel your pain! My list gets added to faster than I can check them off! New battery goes in the wagon tonight, so perhaps I'll be able to use it to increase my total.
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    They're great until you have to wax them!
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Needed to go out to the suburbs this evening so jumped in the Electra so I could try and keep up with you guys. Round trip of 70 miles exactly bringing my total to 111 miles so far. Tried to get the wagon out over the weekend to contribute to the total but the battery is DOA. It’s 9 years old so time to replace it.
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    Wildcat 65's 1968 obsession...GS400

    I thought you said you were warming up to white walls! Either way, I think the car looks great with any of the combinations... I definitely prefer the Buick chrome wheels to the Torque Thrusts though.
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    Wildcat 65's 1968 obsession...GS400

    I gotta say that I really like the full wheel covers. Although they clearly don't match the "muscle" of the GS400, they do look right!
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    Happy 430 Big Block Day Day - April 30th

    That's a 67 in Sapphire Blue I believe (sorry for jumping in Ted). Here's a familiar 67 Electra in the same color (but different light), and of course the 430!
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    Had the Electra out on Saturday, touring a fellow Buick owner from Brisbane Australia who was in town for a few days. Felt like more miles, but totalled 38 miles of around town driving. Car behaved well, but I fear it's time for some transmission work as the 1-2 shift is quite late and hard. At any rate, up to 41 miles so far only. Odometer reading at the start of this challenge is 77,435 (just so I don't forget!). One of the best parts of the day was watching people walk right by a brand new Bentley to look over and get photographed with the Big Buick while I watched from a distance! Edit: in the spirit of sharing Odometer pictures, here’s a failed shot of mine, Clearly taken from a bad angle!
  22. Premium 94 octane no-ethanol fuel in Vancouver right now is $170.9 /litre 😱 still working on the 2500 mike challenge though! Touring a fellow Buick owner from Australia around today.
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    1989 Buick Lesabre hearse, not mine

    This is an odd choice for a hearse given they were still making the Estate Wagon in 1989. I guess the FWD car would have been easier to extend without the driveshaft?
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    Parts yard

    There is quite an extensive thread on these guys over on V8Buick. You will find some of the content offensive (in a "I want to burn my eyes" way), so proceed at your own risk! http://www.v8buick.com/index.php?threads/anyone-have-reviews-on-billions-and-trillions-inc-located-in-tulsa-oklahoma.328108/
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    The 2018 - 2500 Challenge

    We've had a late end to Winter around here too, now if only the rain would stop! Both cars are now out of storage and ready to go, and I was able to get the Electra cleaned up an out yesterday, but only could do about a 3 mile shake down due to time constraints. A slow start, but a start nonetheless!